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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 05-19-2003 11:31 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Sometimes I am sadly unaware of unpleasant events that are occurring here - while they are occurring.

Upon learning of these events, seeing the offensive remarks, both on the site AND in email correspondence ... the outcome saddens me for this 'family of friends'~

There are some who should 'remain quiet' ... perhaps I am one of those.
But, for the moment, I've just got to tell it like I feel it.
I'm sorely disappointed in the circle~

The Libra in me asks for nothing more than a fair balancing of the arbitration scales.
And sadly, I am aware that this is not always the case.

But I am fully cognizant of the fact that the same measuring stick is not used for all.
Seems to depend on who you come up against and how heavily weighted they are.

I dislike confrontational matters as much as many of the other members here,
and possibly even more than most.

I had come to believe that lynching parties were a thing of the past ... am I wrong ?
Bounty hunters ?  ... hmmmmmm, thought that was gone too.

I've said it ... and I feel better for having done so.

Libra has spoken her heart ... now the poetess will be quiet~

***My edit is only to facilitate the correction my misspelling of the word cognizant***
(I just hate it when that happens !)


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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (05-19-2003 07:08 PM).]

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1 posted 05-19-2003 12:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

quote:

I had come to believe that lynching parties were a thing of the past ... am I wrong ?
Bounty hunters ?  ... hmmmmmm, thought that was gone too.



Marge, sometimes being 'sadly unaware' also means sadly lacking in all the facts. It is my opinion that you must not know all the facts involved in this situation. To compare this to a lynching mob or a bounty hunt offends me personally.


Ron
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2 posted 05-19-2003 12:47 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
But I am fully cogniznt of the fact that the same measuring stick is not used for all.

It's always difficult to be perfectly fair when personalities are involved, but it's often even more difficult to avoid the appearance of unfairness.

Not all forum business is conducted in open forums, Marge. And the final outcome of an incident is as much dependent on reactions as on anything I might say or do.

Some people, even when they vehemently disagree with me, will weigh their response and take whatever time they need to remain civil. They and I might never be able to agree, but we WILL resolve our differences amicably (and usually quietly), and I will often walk away from the incident with even greater respect for them.

Others, unfortunately, choose to respond with only anger. Bad situations quickly become worse situations, as they dig themselves into deeper and deeper holes. It's sad when a small problem escalates into a big one. But that's a choice each person makes for themselves.

Marge, I know that you and others can only judge by what you can see. But very rarely do you see everything.
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3 posted 05-19-2003 06:02 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

How come I never get emails?

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4 posted 05-21-2003 03:20 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I guess I'm another that has learned to remain quiet....

had to throw that in here before I leave for work and deal with the "always-right" customers at WalMart. Management must be a tough job.
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5 posted 05-21-2003 04:24 PM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

...cause they don't like us JP LOL :-)~

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6 posted 05-22-2003 09:07 AM       View Profile for bklynboy   Email bklynboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bklynboy

Points well made here!!! I was wondering why I send emails but never receive a reply. And as always let us remember Michele,,,the inkedgoddess who has not only been banned but has had her picture removed on previous posts.
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7 posted 05-22-2003 01:18 PM       View Profile for morefiah   Email morefiah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for morefiah

You know what...? I know that you have all been around here longer than a lot of us and you would naturally know each other a little bit more... but it just seems quite puerile sometimes to read some of the posts and responses, especially when the new guys like myself don't know the basis of the issue.

Now please don't get me wrong... I am not trying to start another argument. It's just that I think that since you all obviously correspond with each other by e-mail, it would probably be better to resolve some of these confusing (to the rest of us) issues by e-mail. It just confuses and disconcerts people such as myself to read some of this stuff sometimes. Sorry if I offend anyone saying this but I really needed to.
 
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